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Full text of "Akbar, The Emperor Of India"

204              ON THE DIVINE INTUITION
46.  But  whatever is hard and impressing,  as
bones, wood, herbs, metals, fire, earth, stones, and
the like  material things,—therein is the image of
divine power and motion, and shuts itself up with
its   separator   (viz.   the   efflux   of   divine   desire)
against the coarseness, as a noble jewel or sparkle
of divine power.    And it is hard and fiery on this
account, that it hath its own ground of divine
inclusion, as where the eternal One introduces itself
continually  into   a ground   of  threefoldness   for
motion of powers, and yet shuts itself up ag^ffst
the   efflux,   as   against   the   introduction   of  the
particular will of Nature, and with the power of
the Unity works through Nature.
47.  And so it is to be understood in regard to
the noble tincture.    Where it is noblest, there it is
most of all shut up with the hardness.    For the
Unity is involved in it in a mobility, as in a sensa-
tion of activity, and therefore it is hidden;   but
in thinness or rarity it is involved not in such
sensation, but is one with all things.    As indeed
water and air are one with all things, and are in
all things.    But the dry water is the true pearly
foundation,   in  which  the   subtle   power   of the
working of the Unity is in the centre.    To ours,
who are worthy of this, it is hereby intimated,
that they should not give their attention to the
soft  and  yielding  apart  from  the  fiery  nature,
to  seek  the  mystery therein.    Understand   this
mystery thus :
48.  That the soft and thin arises from the Unity,
from its emanation, from the Mysterium magnum,
and is nearest to the Unity;   and, on the other